Sammie Kescoli Begay Blue Gem Turquoise Ingot Bolo Tie
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The old Blue Gem mine located near Battle Mountain, Nevada was productive from the 1940s until the early 1970s. At that time a large gold mining concession destroyed the remaining turquoise by open pit extraction of the gold yielding ore. Most of the turquoise from this classic mine was bright electric blue, yet a few were deep hunter green with lovely gold host rock matrix. The large natural specimen in this fine bolo is the rarest from the mine. It is set in a unique scalloped ingot bezel deeply stamped by Sammie Begay. This bezel work harkens back to the 1940s. The bolo face sits on a hand made strap of the highest quality, saddle colored to compliment the golden matrix of the stone. Fine hand made tips finish this superb collectible to perfection.
Full Length of Bolo Cord Tips Included: 50 in. Bolo Size: 2-7/8 in. x 2 in. (at widest points) Stone Size: 2-3/4 in. x 1-7/8 in. Tip Length: 3-1/4 in.
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